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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   tele1962

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Posted July 14 2014 - 12:04 PM

Robert Zohn owner Value Electronics has announced the dates and time of the 10th annual flatpanel shootout:

 

 

Just this second I was able to confirm our 2014 TV Shootout date for Saturday, August 16th beginning at 6PM and Sunday, August 17th at 3PM.

 I’ve been working very hard this year to make our 10th annual TV Shootout evolve and ascend with the times. To that end I have some very exciting news to announce:

 Dr. Larry Weber and Joe Kane will be joining us for the Shootout this year! They will be making special presentations that will interest our followers and the industry.

 For now here’s one more change for this year I can share. Our agenda has been upgraded; the manufacturer’s trainers who have been product feature presenters at all of our previous TV Shootout events will be replaced with each manufacturers’ senior executive and or a factory engineer.



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Posted July 14 2014 - 12:08 PM

Robert Zohn owner Value Electronics has announced the dates and time of the 10th annual flatpanel shootout:
 
 
Just this second I was able to confirm our 2014 TV Shootout date for Saturday, August 16th beginning at 6PM and Sunday, August 17th at 3PM.
 I’ve been working very hard this year to make our 10th annual TV Shootout evolve and ascend with the times. To that end I have some very exciting news to announce:
 Dr. Larry Weber and Joe Kane will be joining us for the Shootout this year! They will be making special presentations that will interest our followers and the industry.
 For now here’s one more change for this year I can share. Our agenda has been upgraded; the manufacturer’s trainers who have been product feature presenters at all of our previous TV Shootout events will be replaced with each manufacturers’ senior executive and or a factory engineer.


I'm probably looking in Barry ,
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#3 of 21 OFFLINE   FoxyMulder

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Posted July 14 2014 - 12:41 PM

I'm a bit concerned the professional opinions do not gel with what the public see at these events, for example last year they voted Panasonic ( again ) while member of the public voted for the Samsung F8500 plasma as their winner, it seems like the professional calibrators look at charts and the members of the public look at the overall image and how good that looks to them.


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Posted July 14 2014 - 01:10 PM

And this year, the winner should have an asterisk.

#5 of 21 OFFLINE   tele1962

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Posted August 16 2014 - 08:30 AM

Here is the live feed link for this years event:

 

http://new.livestrea...accounts/632436



#6 of 21 OFFLINE   tele1962

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Posted August 17 2014 - 09:46 AM

Wow no interest here, really?



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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:02 AM

Wow no interest here, really?

 

I watched it last year Barry, this year it was just too late for me, i remember last year and it felt like i was outside just peeking into the window, i think this is the type of event you really need to be there and attend to get the most out of it, i wasn't too impressed by the fact the ordinary public felt the Samsung F8500 was the best television but the calibrators all went for the Panasonic, it told me they were using their tools and not their eyes to make their judgement, yes both televisions are very good but a plasma that can go very bright and get great black levels, c'mon that's no contest in my book.


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#8 of 21 OFFLINE   tele1962

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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:18 AM

I watched it last year Barry, this year it was just too late for me, i remember last year and it felt like i was outside just peeking into the window, i think this is the type of event you really need to be there and attend to get the most out of it, i wasn't too impressed by the fact the ordinary public felt the Samsung F8500 was the best television but the calibrators all went for the Panasonic, it told me they were using their tools and not their eyes to make their judgement, yes both televisions are very good but a plasma that can go very bright and get great black levels, c'mon that's no contest in my book.

More reasonable time tonight Mal.



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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:25 AM

More reasonable time tonight Mal.

 

It's on tonight again too. ?


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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:26 AM

It's on tonight again too. ?

Yeah mate starts at 8pm UK time. :)



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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:32 AM

Yeah mate starts at 8pm UK time. :)

 

I may pop in and take a peek about 9pm then.


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     :Fun Movie Quotes:

"A good body with a dull brain is as cheap as life itself"   

"Maybe it's a sheep dog... let's keep going" 

"Please doctor, I've got to ask this. It sounds like, well, just as though you're describing some form of super carrot"

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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:51 AM

How long does it run tonight Barry ?

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Posted August 17 2014 - 11:03 AM

How long does it run tonight Barry ?

Not sure Martin, I think about four hours. :)



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Posted August 17 2014 - 11:06 AM

Not sure Martin, I think about four hours. :)


Cheers Barry :)

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Posted August 18 2014 - 09:36 AM

W0W absolutely shocked, a home theatre forum with other than a couple of members no interest in what is a showcase event. :o 



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Posted August 18 2014 - 10:15 AM

W0W absolutely shocked, a home theatre forum with other than a couple of members no interest in what is a showcase event. :o 

 

I went in for ten minutes, trouble is whenever i typed something it was not showing up, the event itself seemed a bit dull without the ability to have a bit of banter with everyone so i left, the problem for me Barry is that i have a lot of knowledge on these things and i didn't feel i could learn a single thing from this event, i saw some people writing silly comments about 4K and wanted to reply but couldn't so i ended up leaving.

 

As i said earlier in my post i feel you need to be there to really enjoy these events, i know you may disagree on that but i'm not going to really learn much from watching such an event as i already know the information they are putting out and so the only reason i'd go is for the chat and i couldn't do that for some reason.


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     :Fun Movie Quotes:

"A good body with a dull brain is as cheap as life itself"   

"Maybe it's a sheep dog... let's keep going" 

"Please doctor, I've got to ask this. It sounds like, well, just as though you're describing some form of super carrot"

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Posted August 20 2014 - 12:19 PM

This year there was a tie between the LG 55EC93000 OLED and Samsung's PN64F8500 plasma for the audience vote.  The calibrators chose Samsung's KN55S9C OLED.

 

Apparently it wasn't even close between the Plasma/OLED's and all of the LED LCD UHD's.



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Posted August 20 2014 - 02:26 PM

This year there was a tie between the LG 55EC93000 OLED and Samsung's PN64F8500 plasma for the audience vote.  The calibrators chose Samsung's KN55S9C OLED.

 

Strange audience because from what i gather the LG applies some noise reduction even when the feature is switched off.


     :Fun Movie Quotes:

"A good body with a dull brain is as cheap as life itself"   

"Maybe it's a sheep dog... let's keep going" 

"Please doctor, I've got to ask this. It sounds like, well, just as though you're describing some form of super carrot"

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#19 of 21 ONLINE   DaveF

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Posted August 23 2014 - 08:22 AM

W0W absolutely shocked, a home theatre forum with other than a couple of members no interest in what is a showcase event. :o 

Is there a summary, a writeup, a video showcase of the outcome? Or is this watch-it-live-or-nothing affair?



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Posted August 23 2014 - 08:42 AM

It's available to watch at the link in Post #5, but the program is over five hours long. That's hard to sit through as a fly on the wall. 


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